John Paczkowski

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Intel and FTC in Antitrust Settlement Talks

Intel and the Federal Trade Commission may end up settling their differences out of court. In a statement issued late Monday, the chip maker said the two parties have filed a joint motion to suspend administrative trial proceedings while they negotiate a settlement of the FTC’s suit, which accused Intel of a “deliberate campaign to hamstring competitive threats to its monopoly.”

And so, between now and July 22, the case will be on hold, as Intel (INTC) and the FTC review and discuss a proposed consent order, the terms of which are currently confidential.

An interesting change of tack for Intel, which has vehemently denied FTC allegations that it used threats and rebate schemes to encourage exclusive deals and unfairly manipulate the chip market. If the company manages to reach an agreement with the agency, it will avoid the September trial toward which it seemed inevitably to be heading.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik